Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Other Side of “NO

 No: (Definition); Indicating that the answer to a question is negative, the statement etc made or course of action or conclusion arrived at is not correct or satisfactory, the request or command will not be complied with, or the negative statement made is correct. (Ref; Oxford Dictionary.) The sound and appearance of the word "NO" no doubts at first glance depicts denial or refusal. It is a known fact to many that the word "NO" (in answer) is often a negation of what is desired or expected. The norm in fact, is that after a "NO" comes a frown, a sigh, a look of dejection and in deeply heartbreaking cases, a tear drop. Over the years, the inability of handling the word "NO" has chattered a lot of dreams, and sent many to their early graves, leaving some turned into orphans, widows and widowers at quite an early age. In life, the "NO" situations are inevitable. But the man who has prepared himself for them is the man who is set to overcome and go beyond the "NO", and launch into this whole new experience which I'll be bringing to you in a minute or two. It please me to announce to you that this much feared word has got two sides; The one side that brings you down, makes you turn your back against your ambitions, and fills your heart with disappointment that breeds sorrow. The often unrecognised other side is that one that makes you wear a smile, nod your head gently, focusing your eyes on your aspirations, urging you to walk straight ahead in the pursuit of your set goals. Here we are, and into the big revelation I go, straight into this journey to reveal; THE OTHER SIDE OF “NO”. Many would have become great men if they laid their hands on this secret early enough. Many would still be living, if they had someone introduce this mystery to them. An imbalance understanding of the word "NO" during times of expectation is a cheat on any mans dream. Every "NO" situation places before you two choices, either to take it raw as delivered, in full compliments of refusal, denial and outright negativity, OR Listen to the brilliant, bright other side of "NO" that gently whispers into your heart and ears, "NOT OVER". This is it, the mystery revealed. The heart that contains this, I tell you, is the heart set to break grounds and do exploits. Inspiration is fuel for your spirit, body, and soul. The more you feed your mind with positivity, the more of it your life will produce. A "NO" is not a warrant of death. A "NO" is not the ultimate conclusion of any matter. A "NO" at a time doesn’t not equate to a "NO" every time. A "NO" has got another side (Not Over), visible only to the inspired soul. I think I’ll be safe to believe that you’re already thinking back in a bid to get a redress for the moments when you saw "NO" from just one imbalanced side which made you give up on a certain dream. That is it, that exactly is the first step to getting yourself up and fired, poised more than ever before to get on with achieving your abandoned goals. Friend, as you continue in the journey to greatness, treading and staying hopeful on the paths of expectation, be quick and smart enough to remember this; “When next you’re replied with the word "NO", know that this word has got 2-distinct sides, with each one of them capable of influencing the final outcome of your endeavour.” Choose Positive, Stay positive, Live positive, and Be positive. ….It is/was a “NO”, I know, but let its message to you now be known! The Wordsmith (C) 2012. Twitter: @Olalekanakogun www.olalekanakogun.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Florida Man Threatens to ‘Hunt down’ and Kill President Barrack Obama

A Florida man is behind bars after being arrested by federal authorities after posting d*ath threats against President Obama on his Facebook page.

On November 1st of this year, Christopher Castillo, a 28-year-old man from Melbourne, FL., made a Facebook post which stated:

“That’s the last straw, if he gets re-elected I’m going to hunt him down and kill him watch the life disappear from his eyes.”

Joseph Benjamin, Dare Art Alade,Others, Provide Relief Materials To Kogi Flood Victims

Joseph Benjamin pioneered a team to deliver relief materials to the state. The “Help Kogi” project was initiated to provide material support to the victims of the flood in Kogi. 
Last week, the team - made up of Joseph, Darey, Jaywon, Malik, Cordelia Okpei, and MoEazy - was at Kogi State to present the relief materials. They were welcomed by Governor Idris Wada and his deputy, Yomi Awoniyi.

     “It was something that had to be done. I rallied my friends and we gathered resources to offer what we could to the victims of the flood. We hope that beyond what we have provided, that the victims are able to get their life and sustenance back as alleviation measures are in place to tackle the issue” Joseph Benjamin stated. Governor Idris Wada expressed his gratitude to the team, commending their efforts and empathy towards the plight of the state.


Do you Have a Sexually Harassing Boss?

Hi peeps, How is it going? I am working on exposing sexual harassment in our various working places. But I cannot if I do not have real stories, real life experiences of people to relate. to this end I ask that you to share your experiences, both good and bad, as regards sexual harassment or exploitation that you may have witnessed in your place of work. I CAN ASSURE THAT YOUR PRIVACY IS MOST SECURE. You can forward the stories to my FB inbox or e-mail me: mcmervynz@gmail.com. Lets face the truth.......

Monday, 19 November 2012

D’banj features Kanye West on upcoming album ‘D Kings Men’

Months after his controversial split with his producer and business partner, Don Jazzy, 32-year-old Dapo Oyebanjo, otherwise known as D’banj, is set to release his first post Mo’Hits album.

According to a series of messages posted through his Twitter account, the album, titled ‘D King’s Men’ (DKM), will be released on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, under his newly formed label, DB records.

 ‘OoooSssHhhEeee. Feels Good to be back home. Missed you guys. Indeed its time for the Bonanza. DB records presents its first official album. The DVD/CD Compilation titled DKM “D kings Men” 12/12/12. And the compilation will have the anticipated single Scapegoat featuring Kanye west. OoooSsssHhhEeee’ @iamdbanj tweeted.

D’banj’s Oliver Twist video won the Most gifted male video at the Channel O music video awards held in South Africa last Saturday.

Incredible! Newborn Baby Kidnapped From Labour Room After Birt

This sounds like a fairy tale but it is true. Gunmen have invaded the labour room of a maternity home in Nkwoegwu, Ohuhu, in Umuahia North LGA of Abia State and took away a newborn baby immediately after delivery, while nurses were still battling to save the mother from bleeding to death.

The baby, a boy, was still dripping with blood when the evil men seized and folded him with the bed sheet in which he was lying.

The mother, Mrs. Eberechi Ihezukwu, says she still thinks that she is in one deep dream, which she will wake up from. “I only heard the cry of my baby and I asked the nurse its sex and she told me that it was a baby boy. I have had three girls for my husband and this is the first male child. My heart was joyful as I felt that I have got an identity in my husband’s house.

University of Abuja shut down

The University of Abuja has been shut down by management following a monday morning protest by students.

Reports emanating from the Gwagwalada site of the University indicated that trouble started when some students of the Faculty of Engineering protested the inability of the school authority to bring out a timetable for their exams, even when students of other faculties have already started theirs.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

My Husband Disowned Me For Giving Birth to Baby Girl

A 51-year-old man, Mr. Lukman Agoro, was alleged to have thrown his wife, Sadiat, out of their matrimonial home for giving birth to a baby girl.

Sadiat, who was dragged before an Agege customary court by her husband for not allowing him to see his child, however said that Lukman had warned her earlier that she should not venture to give birth to a baby girl if she wanted to live under the same roof with him.

She added that her husband once vowed that he would not be involved in the upbringing of the child and that she (Sadiat) would raise the child at her parent house

Jonathan To Address The Country On Sunday

President Goodluck Jonathan is to address the nation on Sunday on current national issues in the next edition of the Presidential Media Chat.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati said during the Presidential Media Chat which will be broadcast live on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), “President Jonathan will answer questions and respond to comments from a panel of reputable media practitioners on a broad range of issues that are presently in the public domain.

He said the Chat will begin at 1900 hours and all other television and radio stations in the country are advised to hook up to the network services of NTA and FRCN to transmit the programme for the benefit of their viewers and listeners.

Picture: Choi See Creativity

Omo see Creativity, bross I dey feel u.

Herri Hilson Arrives, Eats Jellof Rice....


The Grammy award winning artiste, Keri Hilson has arrived Nigeria. She flew into the country at about 5:20pm (Nigerian time).
She also tweeted about her dream of eating jollof rice, finally actualized

In her entourage of about 15, were her bodyguards, aides, back-up dancers and singers.

She is Abuja as a guest star for the Face of Sofa (with Keri Hilson in concert) event, holding this weekend at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.

The event also features popular Nigerian acts including, DJ Jimmy Jatt, W4, Omawunmi among others.
Nollywood actress cum singer, Tonto Dike is also expected to perform.



Gulder Ultimate Search: Paschal Eronmose Emerges Winner


The Gulder Ultimate Search Season 9 have been concluded and Paschal Eronmose emerged as the ULTIMATE MAN.

Paschal will cart home the N9 million grand prize, N500,000 swagger allowance and a brand new 2012 SUV. (Woww!!)
Onyinye Udodi became the last female contestant standing of Gulder Ultimate Search 9. Onyinye automatically won N1million.

Pictures: Tonto Dike Posing

25-Year-Old Graduate, Felicia Adu, Crowned Miss Big World Nigeria 2012

The Miss Big World Nigeria pageant took place last Saturday November 10th at the prestigious Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja with Olufemi Adu Felicia, 25, a graduate of mass communication (pictured above left) crowned winner.
Emmanuella Egoigbo, 27, (pictured above right) a graduate of law was first runner up while 19year old Chinaza Chimalu, a 400 level student of psychology at the University of Benin was 2nd runner up.
The event which is in its 6th year, is organized by Skies Vision Communications Limited. Among other things, the Miss Big World Nigeria pageant seeks to give big and beautiful ladies a sense of belonging by recognizing their natural endowments.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Photo: In Lagos, Necessity id the Mother of Invention

Laf wan finish me

60 Nigerians Deported from UK over Contract Marriages and Visa Scams

It is being reported that at least 60 Nigerians resident in the United Kingdom have been deported because of various criminal offenses. While some of the deportees had contravened immigration rules, others were deported for their involvement in crimes such as rape, stealing, smoking and selling of hard drugs. Some were also deported because they used fake visa or engaged in fake marriages.
Some of the deportees at the airport said they had lived in the UK for long but could not get residence permit. They narrated their experiences to us and gave reasons for their deportation.

World’s Most Modified Man, ‘Tiger Man’ Found Dead

The worlds most modified man, 54 year-old Dennis Avner was discovered dead at his Tonopah home in Nevada. Avner was deemed the world's most modified human by the Guinness Book of World Records back in 2008.
He said after speaking with a native American chief he became inspired to ‘follow the ways of the tiger.’ He held the record for the most permanent transformations to look like an animal.
He underwent 14 surgical procedures to transform his face, ears and teeth into feline features.The computer technician by trade, and former Navy Veteran made himself look like a female cat, with whiskers and ears to a mechanical tail.
The cause of death has not yet been revealed, but some are speculating that Avner may have killed himself

London Court Embargoes Ifeanyi Uba's Assets Seized Worldwide

A London High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, has placed a worldwide order (mareva injunction) against the assets of Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah and his company, Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited.
This is just as the feud between Ubah and the Chairman of Coscharis, Mr. Cosmos Maduka, has taken a new twist as the Capital Oil boss Wednesday  sent a petition to the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Abubakar, alleging threats to his life. He demanded the arrest of Maduka over the alleged threat.
The order by the UK court, which was granted sequel to an application by Access Bank Plc, is aimed at preserving the assets of the respondents pending the determination of the suit brought before it by the bank.
The bank had alleged that Ubah and his company had fraudulently diverted the petroleum products it financed under the joint venture agreement between Capital Oil and Coscharis Motors Limited.
Also restrained alongside Ubah and Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, are Rofos Navigation Limited, Xifias Navigation Limited, Heli Navigation Limited and Tutbury Maritime Limited.
THISDAY checks revealed that the order of the UK court, obtained last Friday, was given three days after Ubah and his company obtained a similar injunction in Nigeria restraining the bank and Coscharis Motors Limited from interfering with his assets.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

RIM to introduce BBM to BBM Calls

BlackBerry have introduced the ability to make voice calls between BBM contacts. The Service which is called BBM voice lets you make voice calls over wifi to BBM contacts by simply tapping the call button while in a chat and you’ll start a voice call. BBM Voice will add some great depth to BBM, providing you the ability to escalate a chat to a voice call when the situation calls for it. This feature should be huge in emerging markets or for anyone calling long distance as there will be no long-distance charges.

My Mother Wants to Kill Me, Please Help Me!


Got this Blood-chilling story from a Friend's Blog and felt I should share it. Please read:
I recently returned from Nigeria after witnessing the most horrific incident of my life. At the moment, I am trying to make sense of what happened to me back home because i am still in shock.

I have been living in Italy for almost 7 years now. My father died many years ago leaving only me and mother. I have had to fend for my mother ever since I was young. 9 years ago, I decided to move to Europe for greener pastures to enable me to make more money and also take care of my mother.

I spent the better part of my first year traveling by road and sea, looking for a way to get into Europe. After a couple of attempts and a lot of paper connection, I was able to get into Europe through Turkey.
I spent some months in Turkey and found another way to get into Greece. I spent a year in Greece struggling before my boyfriend who I met in Greece found a way to get me into Italy.

2face Surprised Annie Macaulay With Birthday Cakes While She Was On A Movie Set

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Annie Macaulay-Idibia added another year.
2face then gave her a surprised birthday gift while she was on a movie set.
The words on one of the cakes read ‘Happy birthday smallie, Love you till I die‘. Another read ‘Happy Birthday my Pookucukupuku baby‘.
Happy birthday Annie.

Photo: Secondary School Teacher and Student Caught in Toilet

Evil! Evil!! Evil!!!,

Man Kills Himself Over Obama's Re-Election Victory

A florida man who told his partner that "if Barack gets re-elected, I'm not going to be around" was found dead on Nov. 8, with the words "F--- Obama!" scrawled on his will and two empty prescription bottles nearby.

Henry Hamilton, 64, owner of Tropical Tan off Duval Street, was "very upset about the election results," his partner Michael Cossey told Police Officer Anna Dykes.

WTH: 2 Sisters Force a 22-Year-Old Man to Perform Sex Act.

The two sisters(Picture above) lured a 22-Year-Old man back to their flat plied him with cidar, forced him to perform sex acts and shared the video via their BlackBerry Messenger.

A pair of cruel sisters have been jailed after they subjected a man described as a “vulnerable adult” to a degrading sexual assault and sent photos of the abuse to friends on a BlackBerry Messenger.

Twisted Yasmine, 19, and Whitney Notice, 20, lured the man back to their flat after meeting him over social media.

After plying the 22-year-old victim with cider, they threatened him with a fake handgun, forced him to strip and demanded he perform sex acts.

Man Uses GPS to Trace His Wife to a Place Where She was Having Sex with a 16-year-old Boy

A suspicious husband has made use of the GPS capability on his wife’s cellphone to trace her, only to find the 38-year-old teacher having sex with a 16-year-old boy.

The wife, Amie Neely, now faces a felony sexual assault charge after being arrested by Port St. Lucie, Fla. police early Sunday morning, according to TC Palm.

Reports have it that the boy was an exchange student living with Neely and her husband at the time of the alleged assault. There is also another exchange student still taking up residence there. There is no indication, however, that Neely, who teaches at Community Christian Academy, ever taught the student she’s accused of assaulting.

Silvannus Nkiru Fires Back at Bloggers For Spreading Rumors About Her

The special adviser to Imo state on public affairs wasnt too happy when the blogger wrote about her getting an appointment based on her "mutual" friendship with the state Governor, Rochas Okorochas, Nkiru responded with the press statement below:

I am aware that some bloggers have been peddling news about me saying I lost my appointment with Imo State Govt.

Nollywood Actor Pete Eneh Dead?

Unconfirmed Reoprts indicate that a few days after we reported the amputation of one of his legs..Veteran Nollywood actor finally gave up the ghost in a hospital in Enugu today. Has Anyone confirmed this news?

Man who Swallowed 220 Polished Diamonds Caught by South African Police at Johannesburg Airport

South African police say they’ve arrested a 25-year-old man who swallowed 220 polished diamonds in an attempt to smuggle them out of the country. The man, a Lebanese, was attempting to smuggle them from Johannesburg to Dubai.
Capt. Paul Ramaloko of the South African Police Service said investigators arrested the man on Tuesday night as he waited in line at security at O.R. Tambo International Airport just outside of Johannesburg.
Ramaloko said a scan of the man’s body showed the diamonds, which later were recovered. He said the man had been on his way to Dubai.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Gov Chime Not Seen In 50 Days

Fifty days after Governor Sullivan Chime began his annual vacation, anxiety is mounting in Enugu State over his whereabouts.
Many residents of the coal city who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, at the weekend, expressed worries that the governor was over-staying his welcome abroad, but his aides and party chieftains said there was no cause for alarm.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Chuks Ugwoke, said the governor took his accumulated vacation as he had not taken his annual leave since he became governor in 2007.
Ugwoke explained that the governor handed over to his deputy, Mr Sunday Onyebuchi, who was fully in charge of the state’s administration.
“Activities have been on. There is no activity of government that slowed down because you realise that there is an acting governor who is fully in-charge.

Lionel Messi Beats Cristiano Ronaldo for Another Award

It doesn’t change. Cristiano Ronaldo keeps wishing, hoping, thinking, that another year means finally some recognition from award-givers; then he gets the news, and a slap in the face? La Liga player of the year for 2011-2012? Who else, but Lionel Messi, who didn’t lead Barcelona to the league title, but set a new scoring record with 50 goals.
Scoring more goals wasn’t enough for Cristiano Ronaldo the previous season. Messi and Barcelona won the league title, so Ronaldo decided thought that it should be the tie-breaker this time. Nope. Messi wins the award for the fourth consecutive time while Ronaldo, who keeps hyping himself up through interviews and such is left disappointed once again. Until when?